Business Network Fellowship

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is seeking a Business Network Fellow to engage and leverage the powerful voice of business to advance the goal of better biking.

In cities across the country, business communities are embracing the benefits of bikeways. From augmenting their bottom line to enhancing the communities they operate in, bicycle infrastructure and initiatives are increasingly popular with businesses, from the small retail operation to the large white-collar employer of thousands. Cities with convenient and connected bike networks see benefits including higher retail sales at local businesses on bikeways, better attraction and retention of an educated workforce, healthcare cost reductions, and more.

Atlanta stands to benefit from these projects in the near future, with several protected bikeways in the works and the potential for the basis of a connected network in the near future.

Atlanta has been selected by PeopleForBikes as a Green Lane Project city, and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition as an organizational host for a Business Network Fellowship. This person will build relationships via a business outreach program that reinforces our goal of becoming a city where bicycling is safe, convenient, and attractive.

Read more for a job description and details on how to apply.


The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is seeking a Business Network Fellow to engage and leverage the powerful voice of business to advance the goal of better biking.

Funded through an initiative of PeopleForBikes, the Business Fellowship aims to build relationships with businesspeople, business-minded organizations, local bicycle industry, and a host of other folks to increase support for bicycling and bicycle infrastructure projects. 

The Business Network Fellow will develop ABC's business outreach program. This Fellowship will employ best practices in business engagement, resulting in lessons that will be applicable nationwide. There will be significant freedom to create a custom program that best addresses local needs. The goal is to turn business owners into active supporters of better bikeways. 


  • Business outreach and engagement plan-writing: A draft plan to guide this process will be provided for review and input from other members of the organization and the business community. Together with PeopleForBikes and an ABC Advisory Team, the Business Fellow will set goals, develop strategy and tactics, and define what success will look like.
  • Check-in calls every other week with PeopleForBikes and ABC Executive Director; monthly conference call with all Fellows to discuss activities, share challenges, and exchange ideas and best practices
  • Track metrics, goals, and contacts using SalesForce
  • Storytelling: Blog, social media and online content about the Fellow’s work
  • Organize events such as Business Cycles networking meetups and other initiatives to engage businesses from small local retail and restaurants to large employers
  • Meet with local business owners, set up meetings with business executives for Advisory Team / ABC ED

Requirements / attributes

  • Seeking candidates with corporate or small business experience and/or a business-related degree. MBA students welcome to apply. 
  • Successful applicants will have professional yet personable demeanor and be able to clearly communicate the benefits of high-quality bikeways for businesses. 
  • Ideal candidate will have a proven track record of involvement with business organizing (e.g. Main Street type organization, business improvement district, Rotary Club, or similar).


  • Approximately 15-20 hours weekly at contract hourly rate dependent on experience
  • One year project with potential for renewal or transition into full-time staff role depending on accomplishments
  • Optional commission structure for sponsorships for candidates interested in full-time work

To apply

  • Send a cover letter and resume/C.V., to [email protected] with the subject line "Business Fellow."
  • Deadline: Monday, January 26, 2015